Old Camberwell Grammarians' Association

Gallery of Achievement


Mr Harold Down OAM (1942)

Harold Down was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to the community through Lions International.

Since 1967 Harold has been involved in large and small projects to assist disabled, disadvantaged and homeless people in Dandenong and Boroondara. Harold and his family have hosted overseas students from many different countries, and have spent many holidays in Aboriginal Communities, and in Papua New Guinea, where he organised and conducted a Dental Project and a Student Exchange Programme.

Harold’s most recent community work had focussed on reconditioning portable typewriters for use in schools and offices in the parts of East Timor that do not have electricity.